The Barbershop As Art Gallery in Baltimore

 As Dorian Walker, 15, a student at Independence High School, sits down for his haircut, he asks, "Mr. Troy, where did you get this painting from?" 

"That's Ernest Shaw," he answers. "It's a picture of Art Blakey. You know who that is? He was a great jazz drummer."

Troy is very passionate about the educational component of hanging art in his shop. He takes special pride when young people engage and learn not only about art, but about African-American culture and history, and empower themselves with knowledge.
As Dorian Walker, 15, a student at Independence High School, sits down for his haircut, he asks, "Mr. Troy, where did you get this painting from?" "That's Ernest Shaw," he answers. "It's a picture of Art Blakey. You know who that is? He was a great jazz drummer." Troy is very passionate about the educational component of hanging art in his shop. He takes special pride when young people engage and learn not only about art, but about African-American culture and history, and empower themselves with knowledge.André Chung / for NBC News

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